Getting Back into Blogging and some Beauty Hauls

This year has been super busy for me that I have been very neglectful to my blog. My neglectfulness started once I started a new job last year. I was used to the hospital with doing 12 hour shifts and then I could work on blogging during my days off as needed. With having a full time job that involved a lot of computer charting, I just didn’t have motivation to come home and stare at a computer. That job just left me feeling defeated and I needed something new. I started a new job with all normal hours about 2 months ago! I am a nurse at a clinic now. Now, I feel like I am less stressed out and that I can get back into blogging little by little. I don’t want to go months at a time without a post ever again! So why not start out with showing you all my latest hauls. I got these items over the past 5 to 6 months or so. Some of them I got recently, but hey we don’t need to explain ourselves right?!?…we are all beauty lovers here.

Metamorphosis Quad by Coffee Break with Dani

Coffee Break with Dani is one of my most watched YouTubers. She has such a sweet bubbly personality in her videos. She got to team up with ColourPop Cosmetics and make this amazing quad of shadows. She put a ton of thought into the meaning and the shades of this quad. This is Limited Edition-so it won’t  be around forever. I plan on doing a review on ColourPop shadows sometime in the future.

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Too Faced Haul

Too Faced came out with a lot of new products recently. It feels like yesterday these products came out, but it has been a couple months already. I really wanted to try their new foundation Born This Way-I sadly got the wrong shade (note to self never buy foundation online). It looks too yellow on me, but I do like the formula. The palette is gorgeous! I will do a review on it coming up soon so stay tuned for that one! The kabuki brush had amazing reviews so I wanted to try it out. So far I am loving it! It is perfect for travel which makes sense since it is retractable. They also came out with new blushes. They’re so adorable with the heart shape and the cute bunnies inside. I will do a review on that blush as well.

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Kat Von D Shade and Light Eye Palette and Eye Brush

Lately I have been really impressed by Kat Von D and her makeup line. I’ve heard rave reviews on this palette so I picked it up to see what all the fuss was about. It has a nice array of neutral matte shades. Although, I sometimes like to add a shimmery ColourPop shadow on top when I use this palette because well…this girl loves her shimmer. I also got the eye brush which is super soft and perfect for travel.

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The Body Shop Body Butters

These are my holy grail body butters that I use for moisturizing my body. I got these during a trip to Mall of America. These are super moisturizing and smell amazing! I decided on a variety of them-I think I only have 2-3 left of these. Ignore my ugly carpet in the picture.

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Some Ulta Goodies!

Urban Decay is one of my favorite brands as well so I decided to pick up their new Smoky palette about a month and a half ago. I also got the Lorac Contour Pro Palette at that time as well. Recently, Too Faced came out the Star Dust Vegas Nay palette. This is my most recent purchase! This palette is simply gorgeous!

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Click the link below for a photo on Instagram of a few more items I got. I got the Stila mascara and primer, and an eyeliner. I also picked up some The Balm products from Kohls.

That concludes this huge makeup haul! Like I said this was over 5-6 months. Yes, it is still a lot, but that comes with the territory of being a makeup enthusiastic and beauty blogger. It feels good to be back to blogging! I hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know what recent beauty purchases you have made and if you have tried any of the products that I talked about in this post!

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Haul Galore: Mall of America Haul & my Glo-Minerals Makeup Class Haul!!! + My first trip to IKEA!

Yes, The Beauty Deputy is once again helping the economy…

MALL OF AMERICA

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Usually I don’t get to go to MOA very often, but I have already been to MOA twice this year. The opportunity arised and my mom and I decided to go kind of last minute. This time was a lot more exciting because it was during the work week and less busy, unlike my last visit (which was on a Saturday).

This is what part of Nickelodeon Universe looks like.

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Sephora

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  •  Kat Von D everlasting face shaper blush in heartagram
  • Bite Beauty BB for Lips in Suede
  • blendercleanser Solid by beautyblender
  • Smashbox Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner in Penny Lane
  • Urban Decay single eyeshadow in peace

Sigma Beauty

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  •  The Perfect Blend Kit
  • F15 Flat Definer Brush
  • Notre Dame Eye Shadow single (free with purchase)

Lush

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  •  Charity Pot Lotion
  • Mr. Bumble Gift set
  • Castrophic Cosmetic Fresh Face Mask
  • Let the Good Times Roll Facial Cleanser
  • Liquid Lipstick in Perspective
  • Sea Vegetable Body Soap
  • Breath of God Perfume
  • Samples: Happy Happy Joy Joy conditioner and I Love Juicy shampoo

The Body Shop

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  •  Strawberry Body Butter
  • Raspberry Body Butter
  • Peach Body Butter
  • Almond Hand & Nail Cream

Mac Cosmetics

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  •  Mac Fix+
  • Alluring Aquatic Lipstick in Pet Me, Please

Origins

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  •  Dr. Weil Dark Circle Minimizer Under Eye Cream

Maurices
I got a lot of goodies! Comment and let me know if you want to see some OOTD posts!

bareMinerals
I actually ordered this online when bareMinerals had a 20% sale. I really wanted to try this Bareskin serum foundation. I got mine in the shade bare porcelain which is the lightest shade. I was actually surprised I was the lightest shade, but I was matched at Ulta (they were out of my color at the time) and it does match.

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IKEA
The main reason from coming down to the cities was a trip to Ikea. Awhile back on my dad’s way back from the cities he made a little stop for me. I was going insane with my organization and knew he was driving by so I got the Alex 9 drawer. It is gorgeous! But, the top drawer had no holes in the piece. 😦 Well, I thought about drilling my own holes, but I figured I would just have to make a trip to Ikea sometime. My Ikea Alex now looks lovely with a new drawer.

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GLO-MINERALS
My local salon just got this new makeup and skincare line called Glo-Minerals. Awhile back, I got invited to this little class/presentation presented by someone from Glo-Minerals. I have never tried anything from this brand, but I decided why not?!? Time for some The Beauty Deputy research! I’m glad that I went because this brand sounds awesome. It is made of 100% minerals, it is cruelty free, and so much more! I did not get all the items listed below all at this one makeup party. Later on, I decided to pick up the brush cleaner and the cherry balm. The lip-glosses were free with purchase. Also, I got the dual foundation brush from my mom because she decided that she didn’t want it.

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  • Brush Cleaner
  • Eye Makeup Remover
  • Water Resistant Mascara
  • The Cherry Balm
  • Precision Brow Pencil in Taupe
  • Luster Shimmer Brick
  • Concealer Under Eye Natural
  • Texture Brush
  • Dual Foundation/camouflage Brush
  • Lipglosses in Whisper and Plum Glaze

That concludes my Mall of America haul and my Glo-Minerals haul! Comment and let me know if you have tried any of these products!

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My US/UK Box Swap with The Little Scottish Corner!

Jacquelyn from the amazing blog, “The Little Scottish Corner” and I decided that we would do a box swap. We had been talking about doing one for awhile and the time has finally come. It of course, takes forever to send international packages, but it actually came faster than I expected. I hate the wait and the agony on wondering if the contents sent will make it over the ocean without being broken by the postal service. Also, make sure to check out her blog here and check out all the items that I sent her!

Yay! Bubble wrap! Thankfully, both our packages made it to each other in one piece. 😀

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My initial reaction! :O Jacquelyn sure got me a lot of candy! She must know that I have a sweet tooth!

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CANDY

Aren’t you just mesmerized by this picture?!? So many yummy goodies! I got quite a variety here. She sent me a bunch of amazing deliciousness from: Cadbury, Throntons, Green & Blacks, Hotel Chocolat, M&S, and many more. I will be doing a review on all these goodies once I eat them all up. I really wish that we had Percy Pigs in the US, they’re so yummy. Jacquelyn even got me the panda version of Percy Pigs because she knows how much I love pandas. 🙂

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Jacquelyn sure took the time to individually wrap each item in adorable wrapping paper. Also, more bubble wrap. 😀

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MAKEUP

Palettes

If you have been following my blog, you know that I love makeup palettes. Eyeshadow is my favorite makeup item and I love playing with the variety of colors and finishes. I was really excited to see a palette from Barry M because I hear a lot of good things about this brand. This smokey palette is called Smokin’ Hot Shadow & Blush Palette. Jacquelyn stated she wanted to include something for all seasons. 🙂 The second palette I got was from the new makeup brand called Makeup Revolution. Jacquelyn says that this is a new brand sold in the UK. This palette has an amazing array of colors, and I can’t wait to use it.  My last box swap that I did was with Stephanie Wright here on WordPress and she sent me a Sleek palette as well. I requested another Sleek palette in my box swap with Jacquelyn and she got me the Garden of Eden, which is gorgeous!!!

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I, of course, will be doing reviews on these lovelies!

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Blushers

In the UK, they call them blushers instead of blush, which I find rather intriguing.  I got a Makeup Revolution blusher in a gorgeous pinky shade called Wow! Also, a blush BY 3 by the brand Sleek in Pumpkin. I have a coral blusher from Sleek that I adore that I got from Effie, and I was super stoked to get this blush BY 3 palette from Jacquelyn.

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Lipies!

I was super excited to receive something from MUA, because I have seen many posts reviewing this brand. I got a MUA Power Pout Colour Intense Tint & Balm in Broken Hearted. These remind of the Clinique and Revlon chubby sticks. I really do enjoy chubby sticks because I think that they’re easier to apply than a lipstick. I also got a Makeup Revolution lipstick in the shade Encore.

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More Makeup Goodies…

I was excited to receive the Makeup Revolution Awesome Metals Foil Finish in Emerald Goddess because these remind me of the Stila foil finish metals. Stila charges an arm and a leg for their foil finish metal eyeshadows, so I have never tried those out. So these are a lot cheaper and I can’t wait to try them out. I do love the color green Jacquelyn, so no worries! I also got the Makeup Revolution Pure Pigment in Rivalry which is a gorgeous green shade. Since I have never really tried either one of these kinds of products before, it will be a makeup adventure that I look forward to checking out.

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I was excited to receive another shade of the Work the Colour Eyeshadow Pencil by Collection. I got the shade Vanilla Sky, which is very pretty and will make for a great base. I have the color Vintage Blush as well from my box swap with Effie.

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This eyeliner pencil by MUA in Turquoise will be a fun summery shade. I will have to use this fun shade for a pop of color. I really like that it has a built in sharpener as well. 🙂

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Another item I got is from Makeup Revolution and it is The ONE Concealer. This concealer reminds me a lot of the one from Benefit with the concealer in the middle surrounded by a hydration part. My under eyes get dry so I was excited to receive this. 🙂

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I suffer from lashes that don’t like to curl, so I was super excited to try out this doll’d UP mascara by Seventeen. It promises to hold up to a 24 hour curl. I will put this mascara to the test! Probably not all 24 hours.The packaging is adorable!

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SKINCARE & HAIR

I got 2 items from the brand Sanctuary Spa which I can’t wait to use. The Intensive Shine Hair Butter looks amazing and I am really excited to try it out because my hair has been dry lately. Also, I am excited to try the salt scrub, because working as a nurse, I get a lot of dead skin on my hands, so this will hopefully  make them nice and smooth.

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This is a homemade soap from Jacquelyn that she made with her mum. I thought it was super sweet of her to send along in our box swap because homemade things are always the best. I did read her post about this as well. It does smell lovely and smells very natural as well.

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Oh how sweet of Jacquelyn to think of my hands. I can’t wait to try out this tea tree & peppermint deep moisturising hand pack. This sound lovely! Also, an Argan Oil deep moisturising  foot pack! 🙂 My heels always get so dry with working on my feet all the time at work. I am super ecstatic to try these out!

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Yay a nail cream! I got the Elemis Sp@ home nail and hand cream. Anything to help my nails! They’re so fragile from all the constant hand washing at work. My hands get super dry as well so I look forward to using this as a hand cream as well. Jacquelyn states that it is used in a lot of spas. Also, she sent me an eye cream by Vitamin E Skin Care. Can’t wait to try this out as well because I always have a hard time finding an eye cream that is actually worthwhile.

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This Apricot Exfoliating Mask looks amazing. Jacquelyn says that this is one of her favorite face masks so I can’t wait to try it out. I can’t wait to open it up and smell the scent of apricots.

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NAILS

How sweet of Jacquelyn!! She said that since I was close to my nieces that I could use these Nail Rock designs from Frou Frou on their nails. How cute!!! It comes with a bunch of different little adorable bears.

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A LITTLE EXTRA… Look at the adorable cat key chain and the cute little lion eraser. So cute!

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My explanation letter of all the products included! Such cute stationary! 🙂

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Thank you so much Jacquelyn for all the amazing products that you sent me! I had so much fun doing this box swap with you! It was a lot of fun picking out each individual item to send you.  🙂 I so far have tried most of the makeup products sent and have a ton more items left to try! I will be posting reviews off and on from this box swap! Comment and let me know what you would like me to review first. Once again, thanks Jacquelyn for all the wonderful goodies! Blogging signature

Breaking the No Buy! :/

So yes, I went to Sephora with my sister in law. Bad idea! I broke my no-buy! Also, watching YouTube is a bad idea as well! I have been seeing videos on some new items that came out to Sephora. When I was shopping with my sis in law, they only had one of each left. The lady said they sold out super fast. So what wonderful items caused me to break my no buy? I’ll point out that a stipulation in my no buy was that it was okay to pick up limited edition items.

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Kat Von D came out with these new palettes and when I saw there was only one of each left, I knew I had to pick them up. Yes, I know naughty me!

  • Kat Von D Chrysalis Eyeshadow Palette
  • Kat Von D Monarch Eyeshadow Palette
  • Beauty Blender in Limited Edition shade (color of the year)
  • Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask

My lips have been crazy dry so I decided to give this lip mask a try. Also, I have never tried a beauty blender and I wanted something to help blend my concealer more easily.

I scored in some of my Sephora points for the rest of the items shown above.

  • Anastasia Brow Gel
  • NARS Beauty Insider which came with a blush, eye-shadow primer, lip gloss, and a highlighter. I have never tried Nars, so I was excited to get a few of their items. (I will do a review on this later)

Yup, so there was my Sephora haul!

Then, came the 50% The Balm sale! The Balm is my favorite makeup brand (along with Urban Decay). They randomly have flash sales for charities. Awhile back Mirya decided to chew up a favorite brush of mine that I had gotten from The Balm. I told myself after I found  the brush at its demise, I would wait for another 50% sale.

Yeah, apparently I want to meet Matt(e) nude because I didn’t stop at the brush.

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  •  Meet Matt(e) Nude eyeshadow palette
  • Crease, Love & Happiness double sided brush
  • Brow Pow in light brown
  • Sample of Apple AHA Daily Face Moisturizer

So that concludes my haul. Yes, I know I’m naughty! I’m going to go ahead and say that it is for The Beauty Deputy Research.

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Day 7: My Weekend & an Ulta Sale

I just wanted to share with you all what I did during this past weekend because it was a lot of fun! I also postponed my no-buy because of the Ulta sale. I know I know! My no-buy post will be coming up tomorrow so make sure to check that out. Anyway so this past weekend my parents planned on going to go to my brother and sister in law’s house to watch my 2 nieces because they had to go to the cities. I decided to go with. I don’t get to see my nieces as often as I would like because we live 1 hr and 20 minutes away which isn’t that bad, but still life gets busy. So I jumped on the opportunity to go visit them. I also brought Mirya with. Maddie went over to my grandmas. She gets car sick. My grandma also checked on Molly while we were gone.

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Of course we watched Frozen! But, we decided to get into character which was fun! My older niece dressed up as Elsa and my younger niece was Anna. I feel like they make a perfect Elsa and Anna. Comment if you agree?!?

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They of course sang along and danced to the songs. My brother said, “Frozen is a movie that has really paid for itself, they have watched it a million times.”

Then my other brother and my sister in law picked me up and we went out for supper. We also made a few stops at some stores which is where I decided to postpone my no buy. I really wanted to get some dotting tools for nail art. I couldn’t find them anywhere in my hometown. We went to a huge craft store because I thought I could find them there, nope. They had a bunch of nail polish, but the lady there looked at me like I was making up the fact that there was such things as dotting tools. My brother is very smart because he piped up and said, “isn’t there a store at the mall?” Of course! Sally’s Beauty Supply. We went there and I got exactly what I wanted. We also went to Petsmart and got a harness for Miss Mirya Mae. She also got 2 toys. Can’t go to Petsmart and not get toys! Mirya and Molly also got tags for their collars. After supper we went back to their house for a bit and talked, then went back to my other brothers house. My nieces were already asleep at that time so we all sat downstairs and talked and watched some tv. I love family time!

 

Sunday

Spring is here! It was so nice outside. Of course there is still a lot of snow outside, but it was 50F-60F outside. That made for a lot of snow meltage. I don’t think that is a word, but I’m going with it. There were a ton of kids playing outside in my brothers neighborhood. We decided to test out Mirya’s harness and we all went for a walk/wagon ride. My brother and sister in law came back from the cities around lunch time. I also let my niece do my makeup, which is something that she was super ecstatic about. I will be posting that post sometime this month. 🙂 Mirya had a lot of fun outside going for a walk, although all the commotion outside was very overstimulating for her. On our way home we stopped at Ulta for their 20% sale. Darn Ulta and their sale tempting me. Therefore, I am postponing my no-buy! All I can say is April Fools! Lol! Also, I decided to go back to Petsmart because I wanted to get the matching leash that matched her harness. The day before I had forgotten to pick one up. I also wanted to bring her in the store because that is what pet people do that live by a Petsmart. I live an hour or so away and I had Mirya with so why not? Mirya was such a good pup inside and she met a few other puppies! She even got another toy or 2! I of course picked up a toy for Molly.

 

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Mirya and her new harness!

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On our way home, Mirya is so tired!

What I got from Sally’s Beauty Supply

  • ASP Nail Art 4 Pack Brush Set: thought these nail brushes would come in handy for doing nail art as well.
  • Cina Nail Art Marble Dotting Tool: this is what I was looking for! Finally I was able to find some! There is a variety of sizes so that will come in handy!
  • Beauty Secrets Nail Polish & Art Wheels: thought these would come in handy with practicing nail art.
  • Hands Down Ultra Nail Pads: thought these would be useful because they’re a pad that you can use without getting all that cotton all over. Sometimes my nails get ruined because a tiny bit of cotton from the cotton balls/pads get on my nail. These are super nice because there is a nice little tab and 1 of these can be used to remove all 10 nails of nail polish.
  • I also got a nail streamer polish set off of Amazon awhile ago so I’m all set with nail art!

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What I got from Ulta

  • Butter London Nail Lacquer in Lovely Jubbly: I blame this purchase on The Feminine Files! If you haven’t check out her blog you should because she is amazing! You can find her blog post on this polish here. I just thought that the color was gorgeous! I have never tried a Butter London polish so I am super excited!
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil: I got the color Uzi because I needed a nice gray eyeliner. I has some shimmer in it and I just loved the swatch.
  • Too Faced Melted Liquefied Long Wear Lipstick: I saw a YouTube video on these and I wanted to try out the neutral color. So I got mine is the color Melted Nude. I was also really impressed with the swatch.
  • Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette: I was debating on either this palette or the new Urban Decay electric palette. Yes, I know they’re on totally opposite sides of the spectrum. I decided on this one, because I will get more use out of this one and plus it smells like chocolate! I also saw a picture of an eye look that Xparkage made with this palette and it looked gorgeous! I’ve also seen a ton of amazing reviews on this gem!

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Remember during my last haul, I told you I was ordering the Pantone Universe color of the year palette! Well so far I’m loving it! Review to come!

So as you can tell I had a fun weekend! It went by way to fast! My weekends off always go by way too fast. Comment and let me know if you have tried any of these products and what you thought of my adorable nieces as Elsa and Anna. What did you do this past weekend! Also, don’t forget to check out my GIVEAWAY post! You can find it here. Also don’t forget that there will be 30 days of The Beauty Deputy which started April 1st. #30daysofthebeautydeputy

 

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Huge Haul! How I’m Helping the Economy!!

I saw a post on a lovely blog that I follow that did a haul awhile back and stated she is helping the economy. Well, I am going to go with her motto and say that I’m helping the economy as well. This is my last haul before going on my no buy! That will be starting next month. I have collected these items over the past few months. I just haven’t taken the time to do this post quite yet. Also, recently I went to Mall of America so I thought I would add that haul onto the one over the past few months. Yes, I know it is a pretty big haul. I will be going on my no buy in April. I will be writing a post about that in case you’re wondering.

The Balm

Not too long ago The Balm had a 50% sale for charity, I of course had to pick some things up since The Balm is one of my favorite brands. This is also the sale that I got the Meet Matt(e) Nude palette to send in my box swap with Stephanie Wright.

Cindy Lou Manizer Highlighter, Shimer, Shadow 
Overshadows in “no money, no honey,” “if you’re rich, I’m single,” and “you buy, I’ll fly.” 
How ‘Bout Them Apples? Lip and Cheek Cream Palette
Put A Lid On It Eye Shadow Primer

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Sephora

I got this palette soon after it came out which was a month or so ago. I just really loved the colors and thought they were very Spring-like. I also saw a Youtube video from Kat Von D herself that made me want it. A review will be coming so stay tuned!

Esperanza Palette by Kat Von D

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Ulta

Ulta ❤ !!! I was presently surprised that I saw The Balm Shampoo and Conditioner, because usually The Balm is only available online or in their San Francisco store. They said that they just started carrying it, but they don’t carry their makeup. I also wanted to check out the Real Technique brushes and check out what all the rave was about. I needed a brush for applying highlighter. Also, Nyx butter glosses are amazeballs!

The Balm Shampoo and Conditioner in Keep My Color
Real Techniques Blush Brush
Real Techniques Setting Brush
Nyx Butter Glosses in Angel Food Cake & Strawberry Parfait
Nyx Butter Lipstick in Fun Size (BLS16)

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Ulta recently had this promo going on when I got the items below: spend $20 and get a free It’s a 10. It worked out perfectly because I really wanted to get more of this product to help with my flyaways and help my damaged hair. I also got some Pacifica items because I am in love with these lip tints. They hardly ever have them in stock at Target, so I decided to take advantage of the buy 1, get 1 half off. I gave one to my mom that is not pictured which is Guava Berry. I also sent one of these in my box swap with Effie.

Pacifica Lip Tints in Sugared Fig, Coconut Nectar, & Vanilla Hibiscus
It’s a 10

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The Body Shop
The Body Shop was doing an online 40% sale so I decided to check out this brand. These items also made me want to check out the store in my Mall of America Haul.

Green Light Shimmer Cubes Palette 22
Mango Soap
Hemp Foot Protector
Nutriganics Smoothing Eye Cream
Strawberry Body Butter

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Clinque at Herbergers

My mom recently picked up this blush and she didn’t like the color on herself so she gifted it to me. I will be doing a review on this lovely blush sometime in the future.

Cheek Pop in Blush Pop

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Target

I got these items over some time, but recently Target put a lot of their Pixi products on major clearance. That palette I got is originally $28, but was on clearance for $8. Same thing with the eyeliner and the blush. The Pacifica items were on clearance as well. I got that perfume for less than $5. It smells amazing! I also wanted to try out a Color Elixir from Maybelline.

Pixi Beauty Blush in no. 3 Perkiest Pink
Pixi Eye Glow Cube Eyeshadow Palette
Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen in Iridescent Iris
Pacifica Roller Ball Perfume in Tuscan Blood Orange
Maybelline Color Elixir in Dashing Orchid

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MALL OF AMERICA

Once to twice a year my family makes the 2.5 hour trip to Mall of America. I had a list of stores that I knew that I wanted to stop at. We went on a Saturday and that was probably a bad idea! There were so many people there, it was crazy! We had to go to the highest level of the parking ramp to even find a parking spot, usually we park in the same general area whenever we go. I heard that Mall of America was doing a huge expansion. That is crazy because it is already huge!

Sigma
MOA has a Sigma store. Sigma is one of my favorite makeup brands and I knew I wanted to get a new foundation brush. So far I’m loving the palette I got. Review will be coming! 

Smoke Screen Palette
F80- Flat Kabuki (foundation brush)
F55- Small Duo Fibre Brush
Eye Shadow Base in Awake
Promo *free eyeshadow in the color Triomphe

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Lush

When I went into Lush, it was a different experience than I’ve normally had. Usually they’re very eager to help, but sadly nobody asked me if I needed help. I felt very uncomfortable in the shop for some reason, but it was probably because it was busy. I really wanted to get more of my Let The Good Times Roll face scrub and they were sold out! Surprise! (Seems to be sold out many times online, I’m getting low on my current one from my UK haul). Also, they were also sold out of the Cupcake fresh face mask! (They were sold out of this last few times I’ve been there). So instead of getting what I really needed, I got the items below instead.

Honey I Washed The Kids Soap
Brazed Honey Fresh Face Wash
Charity Pot Lotion
Space Girl Bath Bomb

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The Body Shop
I’ve never been inside a “The Body Shop” store so I decided to check it out. They had a promo going on with these sets. I was impressed with my Strawberry mini butter body so I wanted to check out their other scents.

Mango Scrub
Mango Body Butter
Mango Body Wash

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Sephora

Of course, I had to stop at Sephora! The Mall of America’s Sephora is a makeup, skincare, and perfume heaven. They have quite a bit more brands and merchandise than the Sephora I normally go to. It was fun looking around, but I decided to get something from Tarte.

Tarte Amazonian Clay  12-hour Full Coverage Foundation
Glam Glow YouthMud Masque (Used 100 of my Sephora points for this little sample)

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Also, before the end of this month I plan on ordering this palette. Love the color of the year!!!!

Sephora and Pantone Universe The Eye: Radiant Femme Artistry Set.  Photo from the Sephora site found here

 

SEPHORA+PANTONE UNIVERSE - The Eye: Radiant Femme Artistry Set

Look for my no buy post coming up! I will be doing it starting from April and going until July. Not sure quite yet how long, but I want to be realistic. Comment on recommendations. Remember, I am a big makeup lover and skincare enthusiast, so this is hard for any makeup beauty blogger/enthusiast.  I know that this is something that I need to do.

So that marks the end of this haul! Yes, I know it was a lot! But, some of this stuff goes back to Christmas or so. Hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know if you have any of these products and what you think! I love hearing your comments! Also, stay tuned for an upcoming giveaway!!!

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Haul: Sigma Beauty & Sephora

So I’m here with a new product haul! I did not get these products all at once, but within that last month or so.  I used up my birthday coupon at Sigma and got a few things from Sephora. Hope you enjoy this post!

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SIGMA BEAUTY

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Products

  • Extreme Color Payoff Kit Brush Collection
  • Warm Neutrals Eye Shadow Palette
  • Free gift: travel size brush

SEPHORA

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Products

  • The Porefessional by Benefit Deluxe Size
  • tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation
  • tarte the buffer airbrush finish foundation brush
  • bareMinerals Mineral Veil Finishing Powder

I do plan on doing reviews on the products I got in the future! Comment and let me know if you have tried any of these products and what you think of them!

Xoxo

Brittany

The Beauty Deputy